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Primitive Camping

Primitive Camping is where a motorized vehicle is not located near or part of the camping experience. Please view the Primitive Camping Guidelines and Ethics. Virtually all State Forest lands are open for primitive camping.

Information about primitive reservoir camping in the Allegheny National Forest (boat to or hike to only, no reservations available)

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  • Allegheny National Forest

    Marienville Ranger Station
    131 Smokey Lane
    Marienville , PA 16239
    (814) 927-6628 | www.fs.usda.gov/allegheny

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting,... more info

  • Allegheny River - Tionesta

    Tionesta , PA 160353

    Nationally designated as a Wild & Scenic river offering many recreational opportunities including public access, boating, canoe & kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness camping. more info

  • Allegheny River Island Wilderness Area

    Marienville Ranger Station
    131 Smokey Lane
    Marienville , PA 16239
    (814) 927-6628 | http://fs.usda.gov/attmain/allegheny/specialplaces

    In 1984, Congress designated seven National Forest islands between Buckaloons Recreation Area and Tionesta as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to preserve vestiges of unique... more info

  • At The Woods Cabin and Campground

    610 Shaffer Road
    Sigel , PA 15860
    (330) 385-2404 | http://www.atthewoodscabin.com

    Two bedroom cabin – fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, sleeps 10, TV/Dish, VCR/DVD, sun porches. Very nice primitive campsites available with restrooms and showers.
    more info

  • Austin Dam Memorial Park

    Austin Dam Memorial Park
    Route 872
    Austin , PA 16720
    (814) 647-3318 | http://austindam.net/

    In September 1911, Pennsylvania experienced one of the worst disasters in history. Nearly 400 million gallons of water engulfed the town of Austin, destroying everything for 8 miles and 78 lives... more info

  • Bald Eagle State Park

    149 Main Park Road
    Howard , PA 16841
    (814) 625-2775 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/baldeagle/index.htm

    The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of north-central Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks of Bald Eagle Mountain, surrounded by forests, fields and... more info

  • Bettum's Idlewood Family Campground

    299 Big Shanty Road
    Lewis Run , PA 16738
    (814) 362-1719

    We offer year round camping on 46 Acres of some of the nicest wooded land available in McKean County, Pennsylvania. Large wooded and open sites. Amenities include septic, city water, electric and... more info

  • Big Elk Lick Horse Camp

    91 Elk Lick Lane
    Benezette , PA 15821
    (814) 787-4656 | http://www.visitpa.com/big-elk-lick-campground

    Primitive camping for horse trail riders wishing to experience the wilderness in the heart of the elk herd with access to Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail. more info

  • Black Moshannnon State Park

    4216 Beaver Road
    Philipsburg , PA 16866
    (814) 342-5960 | http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/blackmoshannon/

    Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in... more info

  • Campers Paradise Campground & Cabins

    37 Steele Drive
    Sigel , PA 15860
    (814) 752-2393 | http://www.campersparadise.net

    Wooded RV & tent sites, cabins with private hot tubs. Pool, gift shop, outdoor supplies, & scheduled summer activities. Open all year. Route 949, 3 miles north of Sigel. New "Wild Wild West... more info

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